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Location:

Gilbert,AZ,USA

Member Since:

Apr 07, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Short-Term Running Goals:

keep running for my mental and physical health

Long-Term Running Goals:

stay fit

Personal:

I retired from the Army after 26 years of service in 2010.  I moved home to Arizona.  My wife and I are empty nesters.  In 2016 I had stents placed in my heart after discovering coronary artery disease.  Since early 2016 I have lost 30 lbs and got in much better shape.  August 2017 I retired again and we are going on a mission to Mexico in OCtober 2017.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 30.11 Year: 1463.54
Brooks Addiction 9 Lifetime Miles: 314.10
Nike Equalon Lifetime Miles: 436.71
Mizuno Renegade Lifetime Miles: 413.35
Brooks Beast Lifetime Miles: 447.10
New Balance 1540 Lifetime Miles: 418.40
NB 1540 2013 Lifetime Miles: 400.20
NB 1540 #2 2013 Lifetime Miles: 416.15
NB 1540 2014 Lifetime Miles: 450.08
NB 1540 #2 2014 Lifetime Miles: 462.64
NB 1540 2015 Lifetime Miles: 431.25
NB 1540 2015 #2 Lifetime Miles: 431.50
NB 1540 2016 Lifetime Miles: 375.43
NB1540 2016 #2 Lifetime Miles: 491.97
NB 880 Lifetime Miles: 515.89
NB 1540 2016 #3 Lifetime Miles: 468.94
NB1549 2017 Lifetime Miles: 471.72
NB 1540 2017#2 Lifetime Miles: 229.39
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
184.630.000.00
NB 1540 2016 #3 Miles: 108.07NB 880 Miles: 76.56
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
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36 degrees outside.  Thought after 1 miles warm-up I could sustain 9:10 to 9:15 pace.  I was wrong.  total time 74:55. splits 9:24, 9:11, 9:15, 9:14, 9:22, 9:29, 9:27, 9:33

NB 1540 2016 #3 Miles: 8.00
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total time 39:01.  splits 9:55, 9:55, 9:50, 9:21

36 lunges, 20 squats, 20 back extenders, 40 pushups, 40 crunches

24 lunges, 15 squats, 15 back extenders, 25 pushups, 25 crunches

NB 880 Miles: 4.00
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total time 2:29:22.  the intent was to warm-up for 3 miles and then go 3 miles hard alternating with 2 miles easy until the end.  It was windy.  Miles 1-4 and 9-12 were with the wind at my back.  Miles 5-8 and 13-16 were running into the wind.  every thing went pretty well until the last 2 miles.  overall wasn't bad.  average pace 9:20.

splits 9:29, 9:25, 9:31, 8:43(with the wind), 8:54, 8:51(miles 5 and 6 against the win), 9:41, 9:37, 8:35, 8:29, 8:36(these 3 all with the wind), 9:41, 9:55(against the wind), 9:26, 10:08, 10:22 (last 3 against the wind). The last 2 I was really struggling.  longest run I have ever done.  marathon training is different.

 

NB 1540 2016 #3 Miles: 16.00
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total time 39:12.  splits 10:00, 9:49, 9:59, 9:24

36 lunges, 20 squats, 20 back extenders, 40 pushups, 40 crunches

30 lunges, 15 squats, 15 back extenders, 25 pushups, 25 crunches

NB 880 Miles: 4.00
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total time 71:51.  after 1 mile warm-up I did a 1:30 fartlek at the beginning of each half mile.  last half mile went up tempo but with heavy legs.  splits 9:26, 8:55, 8:55, 8:48, 8:48, 9:09, 8:57, 8:53

NB 1540 2016 #3 Miles: 8.00
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25 minutes on the exercise bike

36 lunges, 20 squats, 20 back extenders, 40 pushups, 40 crunches

36 lunges, 20 squats, 20 back extenders, 25 pushups, 25 crunches

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total time 72:06.  i have a garmin watch and still getting used to it.  I didn't ahve the distance but the watch was buzzing 45 seconds after we passed the mile mark but giving me a split that was anywhere from 6-14 seconds slower than what I got for my split.  I ran essentially 9:01 pave for my splits but the garmin said I ran 7.81 miles at 9:14 pace.  for now I am sticking with my splits:  9:08, 8:57, 9:05, 8:57, 8:59, 9:05, 9:01, 8:55.  This only felt like a moderate pace.

NB 880 Miles: 8.00
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time for my usual 3 miles route 29:49 with splits of 9:45, 9:57, 10:08. (average pace 9:57)

using my new Garmin I had to run anouther 42 seconds to get to 3 miles (average pace 10:12)

36 lunges, 20 squats, 20 back extenders, 40 pushups, 40 crunches

36 lunges, 20 squats, 20 back extenders, 25 pushups, 25 crunches

NB 1540 2016 #3 Miles: 3.00
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I relied compeltely on the garmin.  My wife did a sprint triathlon so we drove to Anthem and then I ran.  I did their bike look 3 times.  4.18 miles per loop.  uphill 0- 0.72 miles, 0.85 - 1.1 miles, 2.86- 3.51 miles, 3.66 to 4.18 miles.  The main downhill section was between 1.3 miles and 2.2 miles then the rest was flat.

total time 1:51:55.  splits 9:34, 8:32, 8:45, 8:46, 9:26, 8:20, 8:27, 8:55, 9:20, 8:59, 8:42, 9:03, 5:19

NB 880 Miles: 12.54
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total time 29:17.  easy run.  splits 9:43, 9:48, 9:48

36 lunges, 20 squats, 20 back extenders, 40 pushups, 40 crunches

36 lunges, 20 squats, 20 back extenders, 25 pushups, 25 crunches

NB 1540 2016 #3 Miles: 3.00
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total time 72:17.  splits 9:16, 8:47, 8:39, 8:53, 8:56, 9:13, 9:08, 9:26  this felt hard.  I went on the GPS so each miles felt long too.  also... the GPS isn't consistent from day to day.

NB 1540 2016 #3 Miles: 8.00
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25 minutes on teh exercise bike

36 lunges, 20 squats, 20 back extenders, 40 pushups, 40 crunches

36 lunges, 20 squats, 20 back extenders, 25 pushups, 25 crunches

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totally relying on GPS from garmin whichs eems long but... total time 2:36:35. at 13 mile mark I was 2:00:42.  I feel really good about this work-out!  splits 9:32, 9:12, 9:26, 9:30, 9:25, 9:22, 9:26, 9:21, 9:25, 9:10, 8:54, 8:58, 9:02, 9:05, 8:59, 8:54, 8:56.

2 weeks about my 16 mile run I struggled the last 3 miles but I had try to go hard for a time.  I took a different tact on this work-out and finished with a negative split.  I ran out 4.5 and then back to the house to pick up water and then ran out 4 and back.  The last 4 mile segment of the first 9 miles was 37:34.  the next 4 mile segment was 36:04 and then the last 4 miles segment was 35:54.  that means that last 12 mile segment was at 9:08 pace which is just below 4 hour marathon pace.  

NB 1540 2016 #3 Miles: 17.00
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easy run total time 39:59.  9:50 pace.  splits 9:49, 9:47, 9:54, 9:49,0:41

36 lunges, 20 squats, 20 back extenders, 40 push-ups, 40 crunches

couldn't do second set.  pretty sore fomr the long run yesterday.

NB 1540 2016 #3 Miles: 4.07
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windy day.  total relied on GPS.  after 10 minute warm-up I did a ladder 1-1-2-2-3-3-4-4-5-5-4-4-3-3-2-2-1-1 then chilled for a minute at 9:30 pace before gradually speeding up until the end.

total time 70:30,  splits 9:31, 8:30, 8:29, 8:41, 8:46, 8:56, 8:53, 8:46

NB 880 Miles: 8.00
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easy day but longer mileage because this will be a 44 mile week.  total time 48:54.  laps 10:00, 9:37, 9:44, 9:40, 9:53

36 lunges, 20 squats, 20 back extenders, 40 pushups, 40 crunches

36 lunges, 20 squats, 20 back extenders, 25 pushups, 25 crunches

NB 1540 2016 #3 Miles: 5.00
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after 1 mikle warm-up I ran 90 second fartlet every half mile.  at the 4.5 mile mark I started going harder for the fartlek (reaching 7:45 pace for a brief moment).  I wasn't able to go hard at the 8.5 mile mark.  I am pretty sore.  total time  80:58.  splits 9:34, 8:49, 8:50, 8:54, 8:49, 8:55, 8:59, 8:53, 9:14

NB 880 Miles: 9.00
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30 minutes exercise bike

36 lunges, 20 squats, 20 back extenders, 40 pushups, 40 crunches

36 lunges, 20 squats, 20 back extenders, 25 pushups, 25 crunches

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outside on pavement as it was raining.  splits 9:35, 9:05, 8:59, 9:02, 9:15, 9:09, 9:18, 9:40

total time 74:04.  it is supposed to rain much of the next few days.  today I was soaked and sluggish.

NB 1540 2016 #3 Miles: 8.00
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total time 38: 38:50.  easy running.  splits 10:00, 9:37, 9:46, 9:28

36 lunges, 20 squats, 20 back extenders, 40 pushups, 40 crunches

36 lunges, 20 squats, 20 back extenders, 25 pushups, 25 crunches

NB 1540 2016 #3 Miles: 4.00
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I wasn't feelng too hot at the start of the run.  Didn't know what to expect.  I had to get up at 3:35 in order to get the run in before a bunch of things happen today.   I am very pleased with this run.  total time 2:42:36.  split at the 13 mile mark was 1:57:59!!  I ran with compression socks on for the first time.  Did that make the difference?  splits 9:41, 9:06, 9:09, 9:10, 9:05, 9:08, 9:10, 9:07, 8:55, 8:49, 8:54, 8:52, 8:56, 8:50, 8:57, 8:56, 8:56, 8:56 .

breaking this down the first 9 miles I ran in 82:30 (9:10 pace) and the second 9 miles I ran in 80:06 (8:54 pace)

NB 880 Miles: 18.00
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easy day total time 39:23.  splits 10:06, 9:42, 9:46, 9:49

36 lunges, 20 squats, 20 back extenders, 40 pushups, 40 crunches

36 lunges, 20 squats, 20 back extenders, 25 pushups, 25 crunches

NB 1540 2016 #3 Miles: 4.00
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total time 71:57.  after 10 minute warm-up I did 1 minute hard 2 minutes easy for the other 7 miles.  splits 9:41, 8:50, 8:46, 9:00, 8:53, 8:57, 9:00, 8:51

NB 1540 2016 #3 Miles: 8.00
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30 minutes exercise bike

36 lunges, 20 squats, 20 back extenders, 40 pushups, 40 crunches

36 lunges, 20 squats, 20 back extenders, 25 pushups, 25 crunches

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total time 78:19.  taking it really easy as my left knee is bugging me a bit.  splits 9:58, 9:41, 9:47, 9:46, 9:47, 9:51, 9:44, 9:45.  average pace 9:47.

NB 1540 2016 #3 Miles: 8.00
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easy run... total time 38:07.  splits 9;44, 9:23, 9:29, 9:32.

NB 1540 2016 #3 Miles: 4.00
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total run time 2:02:34.  ran with my brother Mike.  Splits 9:38, 9:28, 9:38, 9:35, 9:36, 9:24, 9:19, 9:21, 9:23, 9:19, 9:18, 9:16, 9:08, 10 seconds

NB 880 Miles: 13.02
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NB 1540 2016 #3 Miles: 108.07NB 880 Miles: 76.56
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